​​​Biology D​egree

Undergraduate Biology Research

Undergraduate research plays a vital role in The University of Findlay's biology degree program. Students have the unique opportunity to conduct hands-on research with our faculty, which can prove advantageous when applying to graduate schools. Some of these research opportunities have allowed students to travel nationally and internationally, and even work one-on-one with faculty to screen for anti-cancer properties.
Click here to read about some of the current research our students are doing.

Biology Alumni Success

UF biology graduates are working in a wide variety of career fields. Our alumni are working in hospitals, as marine mammal trainers, as nutritional entrepreneurs and in wildlife sanctuaries, just to name a few.

"Dr. Gwynne Rife was super instrumental in my career. She secured the opportunity for UF students to visit the Baja Mexico area, where UF was the first U.S. university to perform research, in conjunction with the university in Mexico, on the world’s largest living mammal, the blue whale."
-- Tonya Kieffer '02, Wildlife Recreation Specialist/Biologist at the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Ecology and Environmental Studies

UF owns a 46-acre living laboratory perfect for student research!
The Rieck Center for Habitat Studies showcases diverse habitats, including:  woodlands, flood plain and prairie.  A bird observation room with feeding station and butterfly/hummingbird gardens are also featured.

Molecular Biology

Unique laboratories focus on molecular techniques, including gel electrophoresis, PCR and protein chromatography.  Students can collaborate with faculty on independent research projects.


The University of Findlay has partnered with The University of Toledo to offer a degree option that integrates biology, computer science and mathematics. Students can earn a bachelor's degree in biology and a master's degree in bioinformatics in just 5 years! Learn more.



UF pre-med graduates are more than two times as likely to be accepted into medical school compared to the national average. Learn more.

A biology degree opens many career options!

A bachelor's degree in biology from The University of Findlay is excellent preparation for a career in the following areas:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Research - using the latest scientific tools
  • Health care - public health, physician, dentist
  • Environmental - management and conservation
  • Education - teaching in high school or at a university
  • Biotechnology
  • Forensic science
  • Business and industry
  • Science writing and communication